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May 2020 Updates for Power BI Desktop

20 May 2020

The latest Power BI Desktop update is now upon us. This month, the decomposition tree and drill through button actions are now both Generally Available. As usual, that’s not all: curate featured tables for Excel, a new Apply button for the Filter pane to apply all changes at once, enhancements to change detection and page navigation action and support for images in buttons are just some of the new additions / enhancements.

Here’s the complete list of May updates:


  • Curate featured tables for Excel (Preview)
  • Apply all filters (Preview)
  • Enhancements to change detection (Preview)
  • Drill through button action is now Generally Available
  • Enhancements to page navigation action
  • Buttons now support fill images
  • Drop shadow support for visuals
  • Filter pane migration


  • Decomposition tree is now Generally Available


  • Packed bubble chart by xViz
  • Updates to hierarchy filter by xViz
  • Power Apps visual is now compatible with all languages supported in Power BI


  • List separator and decimal symbol will now default to the standard DAX separators

Data Preparation

  • Direct Query on Dataflows
  • Web by example now automatically suggests tables by default
  • Enhancements to Query Diagnostics: Privacy Level partitions

Data Connectivity

  • Witivio connector
  • Linkar connector
  • Webtrends connector
  • Planview ProjectPlace connector
  • Shortcuts Business Insights connector
  • Vessel Insights connector
  • Zoho Creator connector


  • Dataset impact analysis.

As always, we'll be detailing these updates in our June newsletter. Please remember we have virtual / online training in Power BI which you can find out more about here. If you are not already a subscriber, why not sign up at the bottom of any SumProduct web page? And don't forget to download the latest version of Power BI Desktop here too.